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  1. The race to space heats up-on college campusesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 26 | Ars Technica

    No rocket ever launched by a team of college students has reached outer space. Last year, a group at the University of Southern California set what they believe to be the altitude record for such an endeavor, when its Fathom II booster ascended to a height of 44km above the Earth's surface.


  2. Why cops won't need a warrant to pull the data off your autonomous carRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2018 | Ars Technica

    Lt. Saul Jaeger, who commands the traffic unit at the Mountain View Police Department, remembers the first time a few years ago when he was given a demo of Waymo's self-driving cars. Jaeger was not only interested from a professional point of view, but also as a citizen.


  3. California: Here's how to handle unfounded fears of cell phone cancerRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2017 | Ars Technica

    The California Department of Public Health officially issued a guidance Friday on how to reduce exposure to radio-frequency energy released by cell phones-despite a lack of solid scientific data suggesting that such exposure poses any harm. In 2014, public health researcher Joel Moskowitz of the University of California, Berkeley, sued the department after it refused to release the guidance to him.


  4. Uber expands board to 17 members, reduces Kalanick's powerRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2017 | Ars Technica

    In the wake of a possible lawsuit, Uber's board of directors agreed to various changes that will set a new course for the beleaguered company. Amongst the most notable plans are a stock sale to SoftBank, the Japanese telecom giant, efforts to take the company public by 2019, and reducing the corporate power of former CEO Travis Kalanick, according to the New York Times .


  5. To better grok how all 37 trillion human cells work, we need new toolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2017 | Ars Technica

    In recent decades, one of the largest-scale government-funded science research projects was the Human Genome Project , an effort to map the entire genetic blueprint of our species. Anyone who has taken high school or university-level biology can probably rattle off a handful of different types of cells-T-cells, neurons, skin cells, to name a few-that exist in the body.


  6. Man who made "Pepe" wants his frog back, and he'll use copyright to get itRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2017 | Ars Technica

    A man holds a sign of Pepe the frog, an alt-right icon, during a rally in Berkeley, California in April 2017.


  7. What you should know about privacy and Apple's FaceID on iOS 11Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2017 | Ars Technica

    During and after yesterday's Apple announcement of its FaceID unlocking feature for its new iPhone X, some brief discourse began on the Ars #staff Slack channel concerning legal rights when your face is your new passcode. It's a big deal, as this is the future of smartphone unlocking-largely because Apple says so.


  8. Amazon's Instant Pickup has your items ready in just minutesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2017 | Ars Technica

    If you're an Amazon Prime member, you get orders pretty quickly. Some areas offer one-hour delivery, and some Amazon Fresh customers can get groceries even quicker.


  9. Survey: Pain patients overwhelmingly prefer medical marijuana over opioidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2017 | Ars Technica

    When patients have a choice between opioids and medical marijuana for a painful condition, an overwhelming majority say they prefer marijuana, that it works just as well, and has fewer side effects, a new survey finds. Though the survey , involving 2,897 medical cannabis patients, didn't track actual drug use or efficacy, the findings fits with previous data.


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